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build filipino businesses so we can start to build the cultural district. >> i studied the bok chase choy her achbl heritage, and i discovered this awesome bok choy. working at i-market is amazing. you've got all these amazing people coming out here to share one culture. >> when i heard that there was a market with, like, a lot of filipino food, it was like oh, wow, that's the closest thing i've got to home, so, like, i'm going to try everything. >> fried rice, and wings, and
three different cliefz sliders. i haven't tried the adobe yet, but just smelling it yet brings back home and a ton of memories. >> the binca is made out of different ingredients, including cheese. but here, we put a twist on it. why not have nutella, rocky road, we have blue berry. we're not just limiting it to just the classic with salted egg and cheese. >> we try to cook food that you don't normally find from filipino food vendors, like the
lichon, for example. it's something that it took years to come up with, to perfect, to get the skin just right, the flavor, and it's one of our most popular dishes, and people love it. this, it's kind of me trying to chase a dream that i had for a long time. when i got tired of the corporate world, i decided that i wanted to give it a try and see if people would actually like our food. i think it's a wonderful opportunity for the filipino culture to shine. everybody keeps saying filipino food is the next big thing. i think it's already big, and to have all of us here together, it's just -- it just blows my mind sometimes that there's so many of us bringing -- bringing filipino food to the city finally. >> i'm alex, the owner of the
lumpia company. the food that i create is basically the filipino-american experience. i wasn't a chef to start with, but i literally love lumpia, but my food is my favorite foods i like to eat, put into my favorite filipino foods, put together. it's not based off of recipes i learned from my mom. maybe i learned the rolling technique from my mom, but the different things that i put in are just the different things that i like, and i like to think that i have good taste. well, the very first lumpia that i came out with that really build the lumpia -- it wasn't the poerk and shrimp shanghai, but my favorite thing after partying is that bakon
cheese burger lumpia. there was a time in our generation where we didn't have our own place, our own feed to eat. before, i used to promote filipino gatherings to share the love. now, i'm taking the most exciting filipino appetizer and sharing it with other filipinos. >> it can happen in the san francisco mint, it can happen in a park, it can happen in a street park, it can happen in a tech campus. it's basically where we bring the hardware, the culture, the operating system. >> so right now, i'm eating
something that brings me back to every filipino party from my childhood. it's really cool to be part of the community and reconnect with the neighborhood. >> one of our largest challenges in creating this cultural district when we compare ourselves to chinatown, japantown or little saigon, there's little communities there that act as place makers. when you enter into little philippines, you're like where are the businesses, and that's one of the challenges we're trying to solve.
>> undercover love wouldn't be possible without the help of the mayor and all of our community partnerships out there. it costs approximately $60,000 for every event. undiscovered is a great tool for the cultural district to bring awareness by bringing the best parts of our culture which is food, music, the arts and being ativism all under one roof, and by seeing it all in this way, what it allows san
franciscans to see is the dynamics of the filipino-american culture. i think in san francisco, we've kind of lost track of one of our values that makes san francisco unique with just empathy, love, of being acceptable of different people, the out liers, the crazy ones. we've become so focused onic maing money that we forgot about those that make our city and community unique. when people come to discover, i want them to rediscover the magic of what diversity and empathy can create. when you're positive and committed to using that energy,
[chanting] so i want to say first of all thank you all for being here today and i would like to start today to take a brief moment of silence in respect of our former police commissioner julius turman who was a great champion of public safety and a true friend to the city. so if you would please first join me in a moment of silence. >> [moment of silence] >> thank you. our thoughts and condolences are with his friends and family during this time. he's absolutely missed here in
the city of san francisco. so i want to first do a round of thank yous. there's a number of individuals and organizations who helped lead us to where we are today. first of all i want to thank our police chief bill scott. i want to thank our police commission, we have police commission president tip pi here. thank you. members of the board of supervisor, jeff seehey and katheri katherine stefani here today. our city departments, our controllers office for tirelessly working to find the right amount of staffing that we need right here in our police department. you know, since taking public office i repeatedly stressed that i believe we have some of the best men and women in our police department here inside of san francisco. proud of all of you do who are here today in front of us. i am not afraid as the mayor of the city and county of san francisco
to say how proud i am of the men and women of our police department. every day they are putting their lives on the line for us as san francisco residents, they deserve our respect and our gratitude. when we are so fortunate to have such dedicated men and women on our police department, we simply don't have enough of them today. san francisco is an ever changing city with ever changing neighborhoods. we cannot be bound by antequated staffing levels that do not reflect today's reality in our streets and in our neighborhoods. that is why today i am very proud to announce that my budget plan this year will include the addition of 250 new officers being deployed on the streets of san francisco. -- san francisco from our business department. in the fiscal year alone we will graduate 80 officers in the
current academy classes, add 50 new academy recruits. we will also increase opportunity for promotions and shift highly trained civilians into positions that are currently being staffed by sworn members to allow them to be out patrolling the neighborhoods of our city. these new officers will act as a catalyst and be the building blocks of our 250 officer plan. when these officers join the department they will be working on existing initiatives that have been undertaken to strengthen our police department. i have been proud to partner with police chief scott on innovative new public safety measures which include increasing our city wide foot patrols, adding investigative teams at district stations and expanding our burglary and serial crime units. as we know last year was a very difficult year for property
crimes here in san francisco. over 30,000 alone in our city. an absolutely unacceptable number. since undertaking our initiatives we have seen property crimes decrease by over 17%. we will not rest on our morals in san francisco, we will not let that be the new standard. we will continue to move forward and press ahead on reforms that make our streets and our neighborhoods safer for the residents of san francisco. it's also important to note that these increased officers will be more more than just a deterrent to property crimes. they will be reassuring presences in our neighborhoods of san francisco ensuring that people feel safe and securing the communities they live in here in san francisco. they will have the tools and the training to work with our
communities and within our neighborhoods here in san francisco. these new officers will also be supported by additional investments in our equipment and resources. my budget package will also include $7.5 million over the next 2 years to purchase over 130 new police cars that are needed in our department. it will include over $3 million to equip our police officers with tasers. in addition my budget will include $1.7 million to help support police reform measures. we will continue to support and fund on going efforts within our police department to make sure all 272 recommendations offered by the obama department of justice are fulfilled. when i've talked about my priorities as mayor of the city and county of san francisco public safety has always come first. today's announcement is a
reflection of my commitment and let me repeat, i am so incredibly proud as mayor of this city of the men and women that serve us in our police department. these words are not empty, they are not a political game, they are the truth. they are what san francisco will follow. it's impacting the public safety commitments reflects the needs of our entire city. we are pushing forward with a bold new vision for public safety in san francisco. i am honored to be here with all of you today to see these efforts through and to make sure that the future of san francisco is a safe and secure one for every single resident in every single neighborhood in our city. so thank you for having me here today. again, i'm honored to be with all of you. with that i would like to introduce the chief of our police department, bill scott.
>> good morning. let my start my comments by thanking mayor ferrell and his team. she is invested in the future of the city. recruits that we have in the team today represent our future. the budget presented today represents a significant commitment by mayor ferrell towards their future and towards the future of their police department and the future of this city. the budget envisions the sfpd as a more responsive, more productive and better equipped police department to face the challenges of modern policing and enables us to build our successes by creating the program tha programs that we know has a powerful and positive impact. the mayor talked about foot patrols and the increasing the foot patrols. we would like to sustain that.
increasing the burglary and serial crimes opportunity, seven day staffing, support 4 our healthy street centers which we see tremendous progress and addressing the many issues that face our city regardless homelessness. the expansion of our psychiatric emergency response team to help these experiencing mental crisis. it also means that we can continue the important work of carrying out our usdoj recommendations for collaborative reform and improving our department to become even better than we've ever been. this plan allows us to bring in an additional 250 police officers and it will provide increased opportunity for promotions including 20 new sergeants and two new lieutenant positions. the budget provided by mayor ferrell allows us to shift highly trained civilians into positions that have been
held by sworn members enabling us to redeploy those sworn members to the field and also provides as we stated badly needed resources including 130 new police vehicles to help our ageing fleet. we've been working really hard in the strategic frame work and it centers around safety with respect for the public and our members. this budget will empower us to increase our collaboration with our city and community partners to address safety challenges, to improve our responsiveness to the public, to find the future that we want for the sfpd and more importantly for the safety of our city. we want to be a modern and inclusive police department that provides safety. i'd like to thank mayor ferrell and the people of san francisco for their support of our
officers. with this commitment the hard working men and women of our police department can continue to rise to meet the challenge of the growing needs of our city. thank you very much, mayor ferrell. now i would like to introduce the president of our police commission. >> [applause] >> thank you chief and thank you mayor ferrell. this is not part of my prepared are -- remarks but if julius was here today he would take a look at this crowd and say he is proud of you. in fact, we ask all of you to live up to his expectations. two weeks ago on wednesday night he stood in front of the police commission, barely was able to stand for the pledge of allegiance. then after when he was being honored he said something very important for you-all to hear. i'm very proud of the men and women of the san francisco police department.
so behalf of julius i share that with you tonight. i would like to thank mayor ferrell, the supervisor stefani and sheey for recognizing and addressing the crisis that we are facing with staffing. i've been on the police commission for a long time as both a state and federal prosecutors here in san francisco so i'm aware of the need for policing. given the current state of our criminal justice and mental health systems, our officers can barely respond to the calls for service. they are busy dealing with repeat offenders and people in mental health crisis. by adding these police officers to our police department it will make the street safer for our citizens and those who visit our city. there's days when i walk from the parking garage to my office and i see the things that we all see, unsightly things of people in crisis, people shooting up. it's not acceptable and the only way we can address that is
adding to our women power and men power of the san francisco police department. this is a great move. we as a commission thank the mayor and the board of supervisors for putting this forward. with this it will give our officers more of an opportunity to be involved in community policing and, yes, proactive policing. so mayor ferrell, thank you on behalf of the citizens of san francisco. this is great and this is long over due. thank you very much. >> [applause] >> thank you. with that i'd like to bring up two supervisors who have been talking about public safety since literally the day they came into office, jeff sheehey and supervisor katherine stefani. >> thank you, mayor ferrell. welcome to district 8. i'm so proud to have the academy in my district. it's a source of joy for me. i want to thank mayor ferrell
for his leadership in putting this forward. so last year as i came into office one of the things that i identified almost immediately was a gap in public safety resources. i raised this with the budget and finance committee and was the voice in the wilderness. so i am so grateful that mayor ferrell has put this initiative forward. i'm also grateful to chief scott. some of the innovations are tied to our need for additional officer. the tactics that have reduced police officer involved situations have calmed down but those tactics require more boots on the ground. the second thing is foot patrols. so in my district we now have foot patrols on the castro. i know those guys, those folks. it's great the see them. people in the community know them. we had an incident at twin peaks.
four officers assigned to -- so after the incident at twin peaks before the -- before the incident at twin peaks, the murder, we had ten car break-ins a day. after officers were assigned there for the following month one. so presence is prevention. in dolores park we had an incident. the chief, other city departments, officers have been assigned to dolores park. every single neighbor surrounding that park talks about how improved that situation is. this is by having forces there, people there. it makes our neighbor safer. every day i talk to people in my district saying when can we get a foot patrol, have officers we can see. this will make that possible, not just in my district but across the city. i want to give a shot out to folks here today. i have been to graduations of
academy classes and i have so much respect for the work that you're going to be trained. it's amazing. you put in such hard work. i am so proud, i wanted to shake your hand when you get that badge pinned on you. i'm even prouder when i see people who had a badge pinned on them, whose hand i shook and see them walking the beet in my neighborhood. thank you for stepping up and protecting the citizens of san francisco. you are outstanding. the more we graduate the prouder i'll be so thank you. i'd like to introduce my colleague, supervisor stefani. >> [applause] >> good morning, everyone. i held my public safety forum in district 2 because the bottom line is people don't feel safe.
whether it is because of our past crime epidemic, reports of a 7th grader being mugged on his way home from school or the ramped trueiram ramped drug use we see on our streets, we must do more to keep the people of san francisco safe. i believe that we have underinvested for years. today's announcement by mayor ferrell is a huge step in the right direction. what i love about mayor ferrell's approach is it is thoughtful and designed to saturdays -- address san francisco's current needs, to help the homeless delivering help to the city's operation center and to equip our police force with the resources they need like working patrol cars to do their job and to help keep us safe. our focus should be on recruiting the best and the brightest by training our officers with all of the reforms
that we've all been trying to implement. i have been so incredibly lucky in my 12 years of public service in this city to work with some of sfpd's finest, captain dylan, commander manox, captain silverman, captain yep, officer matt loray and so many more. these individuals have truly helped shape my view of how incredible our police department is and how much talent we have here. i just want to thank all of you for stepping up and doing your part. i've also been a prosecutors and i've worked with so many police officers that have always shaped my view that police officers are good and we need them and i can't thank you enough for your service. i want to thank the mayor, chief scott and the command staff for their hard work and thoughtful
analysis on the invests that we as a city need to make in the department. i just want to tell one quick story in my direct. so many times we hear the negatives. the other day someone said i have to tell you what happened to me with a police officer. i got a pounding on my door at 7:00 in the morning and i went out there and i saw a police car and i was so nervous. they open it had door and the police officer said -- opened the door and the police officer said, dpd is going to do some care and towed your car. they asked them to move their car and saved them $600. there's so many stories about how important your work is. it's my hope as we increase our force we also do so in a way that bridges any divides with our communities and that we work together to create an environment where everyone feels safe and cared for. that is what san francisco is all about and i absolutely thank you for your service to our city. thank you.
>> [applause] >> thank you, vooup -- supervi supervisor. as mayor i want to thank you for your service. we are proud of you. we look forward to years of service ahead. so that's going to conclude our press conference. we'll be in the side room if any media wants to talk to us after wards off camera. thank you all for being here today. >> [applause]
>> (clapping.) >> in san francisco the medical examiner performs the function of investigating medical and legal that occurs with the city and county of san francisco from a variety of circumstances in san francisco there is approximately 5 thousand deaths annually i'm christopher director for the chief mr. chairman the chief my best testimony a at the hall of justice on 870 drooint street that is dramatically updated and not sufficient for the medical
chairman facility i've charles program manager public works should a earthquake of a major are proportion occurs we'll not continue to perform the services or otherwise inhabit the building before the earthquake. >> we're in a facility that was designs for a department that functions and in the mid 60s and friends scientific has significantly changed we've had significant problems with storage capacity for evidence items of property and also personal protective if you're doing a job on a daily basis current little storage for prirjs are frirnlsz we're in an aging facility the total project cost forever ever commercial is $65 million the funding was brought by a vote of go bond
approved by the voters and the locations is in the neighborhood the awarded contract in 2013 and the i'm the executive director we broke ground in november 2015 and that started with the demolition of existing facility we moved into the foundation and january so pile foundation and then with second construction of the new facility. >> one of the ways that we keep our project on time on budget and we're having quality to have regular meeting and the variety of meetings with construction process meeting as well as cost of control meeting and i'm a project manager for public works the office of chief commercial we want walk the project site when we sign up and
also with a contractor insinuates for a change over we need to verify what or what was instead of. >> the building is 42 feet tall so it is two stories and 46 thousand square feet roughly we're that's a great question to be on time and budget have the roof complete a the exterior moving with the site work. >> and as you can see we've got a lot of the interior finishes installed. >> in an effort of an differentiate the facility that designed to work for 72 hours. >> not taking into account there was a lot of structural updates made into this building not seen in other construction throughout san francisco or other barriers we have friday morning examiners from 8 to one public comment monday to friday because of air circulation we
literally have to shut the doors and so the autopsy is done without staffing being able to come and go or exit the space and literally lock down the autopsy in the new facility we have bio build one door opens and closed behind you you can gown up and go through a second seizures of doors that has its own independent air supply and now in the exterior opt space having that middle space have greater flexibility of staff as they move in and out of the area. >> in the current facility investigative unit has small tiny, tiny place in the area of the new facility is almost doubled in all divisions from
the current facility and the new facility. >> the planning we have here gives them the opportunity to have the pool needs to complete theirs jobs in a much more streamlined fashion. >> we're looking forward to have secured parking to minimize the egress of you know visiting and the members of the public but really to minimize the investigators remaining remains from our advancing and so the facility. >> we have a new visitors area we're building that is a little bit more friendly to families. >> one thing you may notice in the room no windows there is no natural light not good for most autopsy but in the new facility at new hall we made that an
objective they want to insure we were able to look up in the middle of exam and see the sky and see natural lights. >> that's one of the things the architect did to draw in as much light as possible. >> we have staff here onsite we insure the design of the new design enables the investigators and other investigators skiefksz to consider to house on site this meant we needed to design and plan for locker room facilities and shower rooms the ability to sleep. >> third of the construction going into the building has been by contributions of small businesses. >> part of the project is also inclusive to the sidewalk have all new sidewalks and new curve cuts and landscaping around the building we'll have a syrup in
front of the building and rain guardian. >> the medical examiner's office has been a several if in their contributions of the understanding the exception and needs. >> it's a building that the chief medical examiner has been looking forward to quite a few of the. >> it is extremely valuable contribution to the, neighborhood address san francisco as a whole. >> the building will allow is to have greater very much and serve the city and county of san francisco and the neighboring >> good morning everyone and thank you for joining us. my name is beth stokes and i want to welcome you here.
the supportive housing home to 134 single adults. i'm the executive director of the pittsburgh -- episcopal nudity services of san francisco. one of the leading providers of supportive housing. we are committed to finding solutions to end homelessness by helping individuals and families with the tools necessary to exit homelessness. including pathways to housing, workforce development, and permanent supportive housing. of the formerly homeless residents who access our services, 98 % remain permanently housed. ninety-eight %. so we are very proud of that. here we are you currently are, we have the highest risk and most vulnerable san franciscans. this five-story property was completed in 2,009 with development funds from the city and county of san francisco. it is one of the best examples of solutions to ending homelessness in our community. we are proud to partner with the
city of san francisco to end homelessness and i'm very, very pleased this morning to introduce you to the honourable mayor, mark farrell. thank you. [applause] >> mayor farrell: thank you best. i think the house for hosting us this morning here in san francisco. you know, we do not have to remind anyone why we are here this morning. why we are here today for this announcement. homelessness is a crisis in the city of san francisco. our city government needs to step up. our city, our region, our state, our country is dealing with this tragedy every single day on the streets. the roots of the epidemic are complex. there is no single solution to solve the issue. we need to pursue a wide variety of initiatives. we need to fund programs that have been proven to work. we need to be flexible to fund programs that will work.
we need to measure ourselves by the success of the individuals living on our streets today. and when they get off a street and get into shelters and onto their own 2 feet and onto better lives. today, i am announcing approximately $30,000 in funding to address the homeless crisis in san francisco. first of all, i'm doubling down on the homeward bound -- bound program. this initiative helps struggling individuals with family members and loved ones. i know elements of this program may seem controversial, but we have to acknowledge the fact that it is here in san francisco where we have had a very effective program. as mayor of the city i'm connected to programs that are working and making a difference in their lives with getting people off the streets of san francisco. last year, 900 individuals used project homeward bound and of
that total, lesson from four % turn to the city of san francisco. this program works and is having a dramatic effect and we are doubling the funding for this program. of those individuals that have been helped by project homeward bound, a man is here today from his home in reno. at one point he was unsheltered and struggling with mental health here on the streets of san francisco. after he spent time at the general hospital, we were able to connect contacts, and connect them back home with his family. he arrived last month and sergio and the rest of his family are thrilled to have him back and he is making progress daily. that is what compassion looks like to me. without programs that we are funding to make a difference in individual lives.
for are resilient individuals who have overcome great hardship, this budget package will fund projects to help to make sure they will never be on the streets of san francisco. we are adding $2 million to fund 150 new supportive housing units across the city of san francisco. and $2 million for the opening and operations of a building, a site with 50 supportive housing units in san francisco. with those new units brought online, san francisco will boast more than 7,000 permanent supportive housing units and here just right here in our city. the most per capita of the city in our entire country. along with adding new units, i will be investing one and a half million dollars to provide additional services to these units. it will provide assistance for our communities and provide the resources necessary to help individuals who are coming off the streets. most importantly, and most substantially connect this
budget package will include $50 million for new navigation centres. helping support our new facilities here. we will provide a million dollars for programs for transitional eyes use. a population that has been dramatically affected with homelessness in san francisco. we are specifically wanting to address this. we are providing new access points to provide resources, supports and services for families and residents juggling with homelessness on the streets. this is a comprehensive package. this is about making sure we create new exits off the streets through temporary shelters and permanent supportive housing. it's also making sure we provide the resources necessary to stem the tide of new people becoming homeless in san francisco. we will not solve homelessness overnight in our city. but in san francisco we are investing for the future click as mayor, it has been one of my
biggest priority since week one in office and i am incredibly proud of the policies that we have moved forward with in the city. we are going to continue to put a foot on the gas pedal until my last day in office. this funding package will ensure the city of san francisco, for years to come will have the resources necessary to continue to address the issue on the streets of san francisco. we are not going to do this alone. takes the help of community leaders, of organizations and individuals willing to come off the street, but we are making progress and we are making life better for those that are on our streets and we are making life better for san francisco residents. with that i want to thank you all for being here today i don't want to bring up to the podium the person who is really leading the charge here and has been doing great work for our city of san francisco and will be doing so for years to come. our director for homelessness and supportive housing. [applause] >> thank you mr mayor.
i'm here with the department of homelessness and supportive housing. first i want to thank san francisco community services for hosting this event and for all the amazing work that they do. we are very lucky to have an organization like ecs and san francisco and we are also very lucky to have them at the helm of the ecs. they are doing an amazing job leading this organization as the backbone provider and homelessness response system. i also want to thank our staff who are here with a few folks are here from the homeward bound program to, every day, are out hoping to reunite family and people who are homeless with family and friends who are able to take them back into their lives. the chair of the local homeless correlating board, and then other hs h. staff. thank you for being here and think all of you for joining us but mostly i want to thank mayor farrell for this budget proposal that he is putting forward. we are very excited about the
fact that this budget represents and really reflects the work that we laid out in our strategic plan when our department was created by mayor lee. we spent a year figuring out what can we do to best address homelessness and san francisco? we laid out a clear plan with specific goals. this budget practice really reflects what we see as the priorities that were developed not only by staff members and also in consultation with our nonprofit providers and advocates and people expressing homelessness themselves. we are very grateful to see this expansion that focuses on three important areas that will help us, number 1 reduce unsheltered homelessness and opening up more navigation centres. to end homelessness by providing rent subsidies and supportive housing sights. we really appreciate mayor if there -- farrell.
supporting 50 people every week exit homelessness through a variety of programs. but every week hundreds of people replace those folks get off the streets. we need to figure out how can we use programs like homeward bound, eviction prevention, flexible housing grants for people so we can help folks get back to the last safe place where they were staying and reduce the number of newly homeless people in the city. this does all o is all of thosed we are very excited. i'm looking forward to being able to dig in and start doing this work once the budget is approved by the board of supervisors and signed off by the mayor. thank you very much. is now my pleasure, we have two hs h. clients in the house with us as well. one in the house and one on the tv screen. first i would like to introduce mr williams, first of all, and i want to thank him for our service to the country. he served in the navy for eight years. helping defend our country and
ended up homelessness -- homeless but we are very pleased it is now he is living in the operant residence which is by this property which is housing that we put together for people who are veterans and to have also served the country and military and are experiencing homelessness and needed a hand up to get off the streets. mr williams moved in recently and joined me i join me in welco the podium. [applause] >> hello. i am a san francisco native. i am a u.s. navy vet and i live in the bay area predominantly most of my life. i stay at supportive housing for the past few months and i am just happy, you know, to have a place to stay. i am benefiting from trying to
get being put in a situation where i can get my life back together. it's looking good. i wish it was more programs like this to help people, you know, change their lives. thank you. >> thank you mr williams and fortunately, with this budget we will have more housing like the auburn, it is very close to the auburn and what it we are excited it will be opening up very shortly. also we talked about the homeward bound program and the mayor made reference to mr bravo who is over there on the tv screen. he is one of the many, many individuals whose families participate in the homeward bound program over 850 people a year and all of those experiences are unique and i
will tell you that that although this program sometimes may appear controversial to some, we get so many lanter is on a regular basis of people thanking us for reuniting them with their family members and people who are homeless themselves whose lives have really turned around by getting reconnected to family and friends. we're very proud of the work of this program and very excited mr bravo was here and it's going to be able to share some of his thoughts. mr bravo was there, and was able to share some thoughts. we will try to reconnect quickly. but while we are doing that, i want to share some of the homeward bound stories in addition to mr bravo's. one gentleman that we have been made aware of was homeless in san francisco and reunited with his family in north carolina and is getting his master's degree at yale. we have another individual just recently, maybe four or five
months ago, he was a senior citizen who ended off -- ended on the streets and was not really sure where she was exactly. and we were able to bring these guys over here and find her family member and return her to her family. escorted her back to where she was and she is suffering from dementia and we were able to reconnect her with her family. we also have so many stories of people going back to tennessee in chicagand chicago and peoplee bay area and folks were able to reconnect with their people. i think it is an incredibly important part of it recovering from homelessness. like a not everybody has family or friends they can return to that when they can, one of the processes and healing and recovery from the trauma of being homeless is having people around you who care about you. i think there's no better medicine than that. we are really proud of the homeward bound program. i think we are going to end up
having to conclude. let's get a last-minute technical failure. the mayor spoke briefly about mr bravo's story but his son was on the streets of san francisco suffering from severe mental health issues, we were able to make a connection with him and get him reunited with his father in reno and is now receiving intensive mental health support in order to help the sun get back on his feet again and be the best person that he can possibly be and this would not have happened without the homeward bound program. i think at this point we will go ahead and conclude the program. thank you very much for being here today. [applause] [♪] today.
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different nonprofit every most of the year. >> people are mroent surprised the restaurant it giving back i see some people from the nonprofit why been part of nonprofit monday sort of give back to the program as well answer. >> inform people that be regular aprons at straw they get imposed to 10 or 12 nonprofits. >> i love nonprofits great for a local restaurant to give back to community that's so wonderful i wish more restrictive places did that that is really cool. >> it is a 6 of nonprofit that is supporting adults with autism and down syndrome we i do not involved one the wonderful members reached out to straw and
saw a headline about, about their nonprofit mondays and she applied for a grant back in january of 2016 and we were notified late in the spring we would be the recipient of straw if you have any questions, we'll be happy to answer thems in the month of genuine we were able to organize with straw for the monday and at the end of the month we were the recipient of 10 percent of precedes on mondays the contribution from nonprofit monday from stray went into our post group if you have any questions, we'll be happy to answer theming fund with our arts coaching for chinese and classes and we have a really great vibrate arts program. >> we we say thank you to the customers like always but say 0 one more thing just so you know you've made a donation to x
nonprofit which does why i think that is a very special thing. >> it is good to know the owner takes responsibility to know your money is going to good cause also. >> it is really nice to have a restaurant that is very community focused they do it all month long for nonprofits not just one day all four mondays. >> we have a wall of thank you letters in the office it seems like you know we were able to gas up the 10 passenger minivan we were innovate expected to do. >> when those people working at the nonprofits their predictive and thank what straw is giving
that in and of itself it making an impact with the nonprofit through the consumers that are coming here is just as important it is important for the grill cheese kitchen the more restrictive i learn about what is going on in the community more restrictive people are doing this stuff with 4 thousand restaurant in san francisco we're doing an average of $6,000 a year in donations and multiply that by one thousand that's a lot to . >> shop and dine the 49 challenges residents to do they're shopping with the 49ers of san francisco by supporting the services within the feigned we help san francisco remain unique and successful and rib
rant where will you shop the shop and dine the 49 i'm e jonl i provide sweets square feet potpie and peach cobbler and i started my business this is my baby i started out of high home and he would back for friends and coworkers they'll tell you hoa you need to open up a shop at the time he move forward book to the bayview and i thinks the t line was up i need have a shop on third street i live in bayview and i wanted to have my shop here in bayview a quality dessert shot shop in my neighborhood in any business is different everybody is in small banishes there are homemade
recess pesz and ingredients from scratch we shop local because we have someone that is here in your city or your neighborhood that is provide you with is service with quality ingredients and quality products and need to be know that person the person behind the products it is not like okay. who sustainability mission, even though the bikes are very minimal energy use. it still matters where the energy comes from and also part of the mission in sustainability is how we run everything, run our business. so having the lights come on with clean energy is important to us as well. we heard about cleanpowersf and learned they had commercial rates and signed up for that.
it was super easy to sign up. our bookkeeper signed up online, it was like 15 minutes. nothing has changed, except now we have cleaner energy. it's an easy way to align your environmental proclivities and goals around climate change and it's so easy that it's hard to not want to do it, and it doesn't really add anything to the bill.ernoon, everyone.
welcome to the mayor's disability council this friday, may 18, 2018. >> could you speak into the mic? >> co-chair blacksten: this one, ok. ok, is this good? all right. good afternoon, and welcome to the mayor's disability council this friday, may 18, 2018 in room 400 of san francisco city hall. city hall is accessible to persons using wheelchairs and other